I started shooting about 20 years ago.
For me, I set out to shoot one thing. Actors headshots.
And that’s all I shoot.
No Models. No weddings. No products. No babies.
No cars, boats, trains or planes.
Just actors headshots.
Nothing contrived, nothing overdone. And absolutely NOTHING false or fake. No retouching to make the person look “perfect” or appear to be something they’re not.
Why this much emphasis on realism? Because, it’s what casting directors want. They want YOU!
Are you an outgoing college grad or a quirky waitress from New York? Are you an extrovert or introvert? A beautiful leading lady? Or a rugged bad boy?
Whoever and whatever you are should be in your headshot, and that’s who should walk into the casting.
Capturing the truth of who you are is what I do.
The atmosphere during my sessions is loose, yet focused. Designed so that your creativity and spontaneity are what drive the session. This allows your emotions to keep moving and stay fresh and real! Inevitably this is what motivates you! This approach offers you the opportunity to push the edge of who you are and not be afraid to try things during the session.
I fell into photography really. During my years as an actor I found it impossible to find a photographer who could produce the type of quality headshots I was looking for. Yes, I acted for many years. I’ve written seven screenplays. I even taught acting for a brief time and I’ve directed three short films.
One day I had had enough. So I bought a camera and began developing the look I was after. It was about a year of fine-tuning. Then once I had it, I started shooting professionally.
And so, here we are today.
I’ve shot hundreds of actors. All ages. All shapes. All sizes. Beginners to hard-core veterans. It’s been a fantastic, creative journey! And I can assure you I’ve learned a few things along the way about what makes an actor feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Twenty years…and to this day I still love doing it.
Keep this in mind while you check the many headshot websites: Ask yourself, is it a headshot or does this look like a fashion shot? Is it over complicated? Can you see the make-up? Is the background busy? Does it take away from the actor? And most importantly, are the person’s eyes bright and full of life? Or are they two dark, blank, spaces? Empty and full of nothing?
If you feel what you have seen here is what you’re looking for give me a call.
It would be great to work with you.